If you are looking to take a dive into the Samsung ecosystem with the electronics giant’s flagship devices like the Galaxy S23, the Galaxy Tab S9, and the Galaxy Buds2 but money is an object, well then, good news awaits you. Samsung has recently unveiled a more affordable option to its Galaxy S23, Galaxy Tab S9, and Galaxy Buds2 with the new FE series. The new Samsung Galaxy FE Series is for anyone who wants to experience Galaxy flagship devices for the first time without breaking the bank.
Samsung Galaxy S23 FE Series
The Galaxy S23 FE maintains the iconic S series design with a floating camera and sleek finish, featuring IP68 water and dust resistance. It’s eco-friendly with recycled materials and offers a range of vibrant colors to suit your style.
In the all-important imaging department, it has got a 50MP wide camera with adaptive pixel, a 12 MP 123° ultra-wide, and an 8 MP telephoto with a 3x optical zoom. Imaging is further bolstered by Nightography, ensuring clear low-light selfies and portraits. Plus, the phone offers advanced image stabilization for steady shots. Over at the front, there is a 10 MP selfie camera.
For content creation, the Galaxy S23 FE serves as a mobile editing studio with manual controls and AI-powered editing tools. It’s powered by a robust processor, and its 4,500mAh battery – which is slightly larger than the S23, btw – conserves energy while charging quickly.
The phone boasts a bright 120Hz 6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with Vision Booster technology. It is powered by a previous-gen flagship chip, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, as opposed to the flagship’s Gen 2 chip. It has 8 GB of RAM and a choice of 128 or 256 GB storage.
It also benefits from Corning Gorilla Glass 5, a glass back with a metal frame design, Samsung Knox, Samsung Knox Vault, IP68 rating, 5G, LTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, and Android 13-based One UI.
In case anyone’s wondering, no, there wasn’t a Samsung Galaxy S22 FE last year.
Pricing starts at US$599, with various color options including Mint, Cream, Graphite, Purple, Indigo, and Tangerine, exclusively on Samsung.com.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ and S9 FE+
Oh, right. We forgot to mention there are two S9 FEs, namely, the Galaxy Tab S9 FE and S9 FE+. These slightly affordable versions of the Galaxy S9 Tab offer essential entertainment, creativity, and productivity for a range of users. They provide improved speed and performance compared to the previous FE Series, catering to digital creators, students, gamers, and more. However, it is worth noting that there was no Tab S8 FE. There was a S7 FE though from two years ago.
Both devices are almost identical on the spec sheet. Separating them are the screen size, the battery capacity (8,000 mAh vs 10,090 mAh), the amount of RAM, and imaging which the FE+ has an additional camera. Speaking of camera, the Galaxy Tab S9 FE has an 8 MP rear camera and a 12 MP ultra-wide front camera while the Galaxy S9 FE+ has a dual camera setup around the back featuring an 8 MP main camera and an 8 MP ultra-wide. It also has a 12 MP front-facing camera.
With 10.9-inch and 12.4-inch displays, both devices offer responsive and immersive viewing. The automatic refresh rate adapts to 90Hz, and the Vision Booster enhances visibility outdoors. They also come with an IP68 rating for durability and feature a long-lasting battery on the Tab S9 FE+.
The in-box S Pen simplifies note-taking and creativity. Both tablets offer a variety of creative tools and apps, with the option to expand storage up to 1TB with a microSD card.
The device is powered by Samsung’s Exynos 1380 chip, backed by 6 or 8 GB memory on the Galaxy Tab S9 FE and 8 or 12 GB for the Galaxy Tab S9 FE+. The device further touts 5G/LTE (for the 5G model, of course), Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, dual speaker by AKG, support for Dolby Atmos, Samsung Knox, and an IP68 rating.
Starting at US$449, the Galaxy Tab S9 FE series comes in stylish colors: Mint, Silver, Gray, and Lavender.
Samsung Galaxy Buds FE
The Galaxy Buds FE offers Samsung’s top-notch sound with powerful bass, Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), and Ambient Sound. They also have advanced voice separation for clearer calls.
These buds have the longest battery life in the series, with up to 8.5 hours of playback and 30 hours with the charging case. Even with ANC, you still get up to 6 hours of playback and 21 hours with the case. Now, if anyone’s counting, the battery life is a little longer than the Galaxy Buds2. However, it does lose the wireless charging capability.
Designed for comfort, they come with multiple ear tip and wingtip sizes. The Galaxy Buds FE are available for US$99 in Graphite and White.